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Unread 12-07-2009, 12:17 PM   #31
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Lojacks are awesome and they will end up paying themselves back over a couple of years on the discounts you get on insurance but theyre expensive up front.

Also proximity alarms are known to false alot, so if you do get one or a motion sensor make sure you get a good one, itll save you the headache of your alarm always going off.

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Unread 12-07-2009, 12:22 PM   #32
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yea.. i'd rather not do an alarm anyways. kill switch and a lo jack are what i would want.

but for now im not worrying about that, im worrying about where the hell my jeep is.
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Unread 12-07-2009, 12:29 PM   #33
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yea.. i'd rather not do an alarm anyways. kill switch and a lo jack are what i would want.

but for now im not worrying about that, im worrying about where the hell my jeep is.
I hope you get it back unharmed. It is crazy that someone could break in and get it started up that quickly.
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Unread 12-07-2009, 12:30 PM   #34
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its crazy that i was less than 200 feet away inside the store and they were right behind me when i got out of my jeep. ohhhhh how i wish i forgot something in my jeep and went back to it 2 1/2 minutes after i got out.
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Unread 12-07-2009, 03:42 PM   #35
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that sucks man, hope it all works out for you
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Unread 12-07-2009, 04:21 PM   #36
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I can't believe no one said it yet

Maybe because it's too easy, getting old, and waaaaaaay played out. Seriously.
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Unread 12-07-2009, 04:26 PM   #37
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I would recommend a fuel cutoff switch somewhere. They would have to know where it is to steal your rig then. It would start and get about 20 feet and stall.
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Unread 12-07-2009, 04:41 PM   #38
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Isn't there a fuse you can take out?

EDIT: I am scared now.
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Unread 12-07-2009, 05:00 PM   #39
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Summit I think sells battery cutoff switches. I would connect it to the starter wire or fuel pump wire. This way, the jeeps memory isn't reset every time you disconnect.
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Unread 12-07-2009, 05:17 PM   #40
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Alarm wise, would it be possible to hook up a pressure sensor like some vehicles have now that tell your passenger to put his seatbelt on? My mom's Tahoe has a sensor in the seat and it can tell whenever someone is sitting in it. If they don't have their seatbelt on, then a light comes on, and it beeps. I was thinking something like that could work if you hook it up to your driver and passenger seats, then it alerts you like the house alarm whenever someone trips them? atm I have a kill switch in mine which I believe is hooked up to the battery (PO had it installed)

That reallys sucks though, good luck with the insurance claim. I'm pretty paranoid about my Jeep getting snatched, and have been using the kill switch wherever I go, and I'm thinking about installing a second, and even an alarm which would notify me. I figure if I can slow them down 15 minutes from stealing my Jeep, and have it notify me, I can get there in enough time to have to call 911 for an ambulance for the poor sap.

And if you get enough money back from insurance I'm sure you can hook this up to an alarm:

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Unread 12-07-2009, 05:29 PM   #41
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you can get the pressure sensors in the seats but thats pricey
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Unread 12-07-2009, 05:49 PM   #42
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whats the castle law? if its what im hoping it is i wish we had it.

im thinking a kill switch now would be a good idea..and this makes me want lo jack even more. alarms around here dont really do ****. everyone hears them and doesnt do a damn thing except for get annoyed and wonder why the owner isnt shutting it up. the proximity ones are cool though and i wouldnt mind one, especially for when the top is off.
Castle law means that if someone is on your property against your wil and you feel threatened by this person you can use whatever force you deam necessary to unsure your security. Ie. shoot him and its legal. Google jow horn.

Okay i want to stress this Alarms cry wolf when they go off to much. That is why i said replace the shock sensor with a good motion sensor. Shock sensors are what generally cause alarms to go off when you don't want a good motion sensor will go off only when someone is moving in the vehicle. Also this is why i said a two way alarm. You do not have to rely on people to scare of this thief because when he triggers you alarm your controller will start beeping and flashing.
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Unread 12-07-2009, 05:56 PM   #43
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yea.. i'd rather not do an alarm anyways. kill switch and a lo jack are what i would want.

but for now im not worrying about that, im worrying about where the hell my jeep is.
Alarms are very effective just make sure you don't use sensors that are going to cry wolf. Again i explained how to do cheap lo jack. Have you looked at how much it costs to use lo jack? You buy a boost mobile phone or some cheap pay as you go phone. This costs like 50 dollars. Hide it in your headliner or something. Make it so the phone is always on and hardwire the charger to your car. So someone steals your car. There is a number that comes with the phone to activate it. You call this number and it will activate the phone then you can have the phone company find where the phone is. Say you lost it. This is cheap lo jack and it works. Lots of people do this.

Detering a thief involves two things drawing attention to the vehicle and slowing them down. Alarms draw attention while the kill switches slow them down. A switch is a really good tool but it is far more effective when a thief has a siren going off. oh yeah thats another good one. Put a siren inside the vehicle. Really hard to focus when that';s going off in your ear.

I read some more posts and it sound like your definitely against the siren. So maybe just put the siren inside your cab if not that definitely use the pager either way.
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Unread 12-07-2009, 06:15 PM   #44
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I just LOVE listening to peoples' ****ing car alarms going off at 2am. Every morning. I wish everyone had one.
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Unread 12-07-2009, 06:28 PM   #45
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I just LOVE listening to peoples' ****ing car alarms going off at 2am. Every morning. I wish everyone had one.
Mine was so annoying I just stopped using it. On my new truck I'm going to get on of those two-way ones with a 2 mile range. I can't stand getting my cars broken into or crap stolen/vandalized. Those people need to be punished severely!
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